Sunday afternoon (12/14/13) we packed up and pointed
the truck towards Keith Lake. This area is one of my favorite places when
trying to hide from a north wind.
When first arriving I worked a top water over some
shallow shell. This area has produced well recently, but not today. No fish
were even slightly interested. I worked my way out into some deeper water and
still had no luck. I explored for a while. I saw some birds working in
the distance and high tailed it general direction. The birds kept moving away.
And all they left behind was one small blow up.
After a while I moved towards the shore and saw some
redfish cruising the shoreline. They were stingy and I could only get one to
actually bite. A few followed my top-water but just would not open their
mouths. I finally landed one and he was plump. He would have made a great
tournament fish. He was photographed and released.
I tried to land a few more reds, but they would not
cooperate. There were a bunch of birds working to the west of me so I
gave in to temptation and pedaled towards the action. I threw a Corkie and bam,
The action was great. Nearly every very cast resulted in
The trout seemed to be everywhere. They were even hitting
the surface so I caught a few on top-water.
The trout weren’t big, but they were numerous and
hungry. It was a quantity over quality kind of day. All fish were photographed
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